Have a Great Weekend!!!
3/13/18 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
3/20/18 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
3/26/18 – Annual Town Meeting Begins – 7 pm
Congratulations to Katie Sweeney (Sprague Teaching Assistant) on the birth of her daughter, Claire, on March 1, 2018.
WTA Health Insurance Forums
Our Health Insurance plan design will be changing. WTA will work tirelessly to ensure our members are educated and supported. To that end, the executive board and rep council will host forums on understanding these health plans and the financial mitigation offered. We kindly ask that you make every effort to attend any one of these forums.
WTA HEALTH INSURANCE FORUMS:
Bates Library, Tuesday 3/13 at 3:30pm
Middle School (location TBD), Wednesday 3/14 at 2:40pm
High School LIBRARY*, Thursday 3/15 at 3:30pm (after faculty meeting)
Fiske GYM*, Monday 3/19 at 3:30pm
Hunnewell Library, Tuesday 3/20 at 3:30pm
Sprague Library, Tuesday 3/20 at 3:30pm
Tentative Ratification Vote: Wednesday, 3/21, hosted in every building, locations TBD.
We apologize in advance for not getting to every school. Given our time constraints, we prioritized Wellesley geography and the availability of meeting places. You are welcome to attend ANY of these meetings, even if you cannot attend the one at your school.
*Note these locations differ from our initial email to member’s home accounts. The meetings had to move to accommodate special events.
Apply Now to Enroll Children of Non-Resident WTA Members in Wellesley Public Schools
Children of teachers or nurses residing outside of Wellesley shall be entitled to attend Wellesley Public Schools without charge for tuition on a space-available basis (Article 12, WTA Unit A Contract). If you are interested in this benefit for the 2018-19 school year, please click registrar. The Application and Letter of Intent Deadline is May 1, 2018.
Graduate Course Reimbursement
Course reimbursement funding of $30,000 is available to distribute in FY19 among qualified teachers. This funding is for graduate course work done as part of a master’s degree program to fulfill a teacher’s obligations for the Massachusetts Educators Professional License and for course work required to achieve the next stage of licensure culminating in a professional license and/or when a specialist teacher’s immediate supervisor, subject to the approval of the Assistant Superintendent, verifies that there are no further in-district courses available for recertification in that specialist’s field, that specialist may apply for tuition reimbursement. Any Unit A member for whom no DESE license exists, including but not limited to occupational and physical therapists, so long as that member maintains appropriate certification and/or licensure required to perform his or her duties, shall be eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send, by no later June 1, 2018 the completed spruillv. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you sometime prior to the first paycheck in September 2018. Please note: all information must be received by June 1, 2018 or you will be disqualified for reimbursement. All courses must have occurred in the summer of 2017, fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 and have been completed by June 1, 2018. Any courses taken prior to the summer of 2017 will not count for reimbursement.
Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.